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Old 11-16-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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vsftpd: no directory listing with remote connection


I have just installed vsftpd to transfer files over my lan.
When connected locally I get a directory listing.
With locally I mean that I am logged on from the same computer as the ftp-server is running on.

When connected from a remote client I do not get a directory listing. The remote client is running on WinXP Pro.

It's obvious that I have missed something, but it is not obvious (to me) what I have missed.

If you think to know what I done wrong please let me know!

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-16-2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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Try connecting in passive mode (PASV) - or try fixing the firewall config on the FTP server and client computer to allow the appropriate ports for active mode.

See here for very detailed info including firewall configs:


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